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in the region had no electricity. that number was down to 133,000 by yesterday afternoon. rob marciano, you are busy tracking it all at the cnn weather center in atlanta. what can we expect today? >> this storm moving east. it's going to impact even more people. millions across the east coast in the form of wind and rain, which will slow down travel, also knock out more power. the snow continues to come down in many spots. the video just doesn't get old here. we're talking about blizzard conditions that impacted places yesterday across eastern kansas, parts of missouri and through iowa where the huge car pileup was and across wisconsin as well. these are some of the numbers. 18.5 inches in middleton, wisconsin. washington, wisconsin, seeing 16 inches. madison setting a record at 13.3. dubuque, iowa, over a foot of snow. massive, massive system. the white obviously indicating the snow. that's spiraling back around through chicago. strong winds off lake michigan. winds battering the indiana and illinois coastline. this will continue to push toward the east. more snow coming down. the heaviest
, everybody. 12-21-21. good morning, i'm rob nelson. that storm is blasting a big area from chicago to boston this morning. the latest is coming up in a second. from accuweather the story of the week, in connecticut, that tragedy. and one week after the massacre, how the nation will pause today and remember the victims as the debate over gun violence continues to intensify around the country. another somber occasion in what's been an extraordinarily somber week. >> for me it doesn't even feel like a week. >> no. and you can imagine in newtown, it doesn't feel anything like christmas should feel. just horribly sad. we'll bring you the latest coming up in a second. >>> also this morning, the people who are insisting that the end of the world is happening today, all this talk about the end of the mayan calendar has some people doing some rather drastic things. >> so far so good. we're looking all right. >> we're here. >> we'll see what the rest of the day brings. it's been fun in case we're not here later. >>> and later, if there is a later, simon cowell has a brand new reality of his own. somet
, the commander in the pentagon, called up rob freeze, who was the owner of globe fire suits said we need 300 fire suits here tomorrow. rob said, what's the sizes? i don't know, figure out how to get them here. rob freeze, the small company in new hampshire of about 300 people assembled fire suits, and rob was the only one allowed to take a mercy flight after 9/11, the only one allowed in the air space, delivered the fire suits, and the firefighters used them to put out the fire in the pentagon. it's a story about patriotism, but it's more than that. i wanted to know, well, what is it that allowed globe fire suits to still have comparative advantages, and one of the biggest insights for globe fire suits came in a production efficiency. they are able to make fire suits much cheaper than a lot of their foreign competitors, and the idea, which i go into detail in the book came from one of the employees on the assembly line who said that if you use a smaller size needle than a larger sized needle, you're actually going to make smaller holes b and it's going to save fabric which saves clothe. it was an
'm rob nelson. serious news to get to this morning. holiday festivities turned to bloodshed and fear when that masked man went on a shooting rampage. >>> also this morning, north korea makes a bold military move, launching a long-range ballistic missile. what that means for the u.s. and for the rest of the world. >>> it's really taking the united states government by surprise, too. and hair ye, hair ye, a burglary suspect's bizarre behavior make for an interesting day in a south florida courtroom. >>> later, prosecutors really want to throw the book now at, wait for it, yeah, lindsay lohan. the punishment she could now face. that is coming up in "the skinny." if she made half as many headlines for her acting than her legal trouble, she'd be in a much better spot. this time prosecutors are fed up. they are looking to take drastic action. so see how that plays out. >> i think she's on her second round of nine lives. >>> authorities say they have tentatively identified that gunman who walked into a shopping mall in portland, oregon, and opened fires on thousands of holiday shoppers. >> polic
accuweather. good morning, andrew. >> thank you, and good morning, rob and brandi. unsettled christmas across much of the south. severe weather threat. the main focus between interstate 10 and 20. a threat for damaging wind gusts, large hail and tornadoes. this will impact baton rouge, new orleans, mobile, even into southern and central portions of mississippi and alabama and the western panhandle of florida. on the backside of this system, heavy snowfall from the intermountain west. that's across the sooner state that could pick up half a foot. rob and brandi, back to you. >> thanks a lot, andrew. >>> and it is a sad christmas morning in a suburb outside of rochester, new york. friends, family and neighbors are mourning the volunteer firefighters who were fatally shot as they responded to a fire call. the shooter identified as a 62-year-old ex-con killed himself. seven homes burned down. the gunman's sister is among those still unaccounted for. >>> now we turn to syria, where christians are praying for peace in their war-torn country on this christmas day. because of security reasons, church
't been this much attention on a royal pregnancy since princess diana. rob and paula? >> congratulations, kate, william. >>> while we are speaking of little ones. it is never too early to start looking for the next great olympic swimmers. think michael phelps and missy frankl franklin. here they are. williams -- >> the nine months olds are ordinarily relaxed in the water and swing a full length of the pool unassisted, no floaties, nothing except their swim diapers. >> wow. >> amazing. >> dad says since they were born in this olympic year. maybe it will keep swimming to the games in 2028. one stroke at a time, dad. calm down. but i've never seen a baby that young without any protection at all, just going. >> i have seen classes, infant swim. they teach the kids to flip over, especially in states where they have outdoor pools. florida, arizona, they teach them if they flip on their backs and cry for help. >> never seen that. >> 9 months old. >> i have never seen swim. this class teaches them to tread. >> swim better than willis. that is amazing. >> you got that right! >>> coming up, you ca
," everybody. >> i'm rob nelson. we'll get to the discouraging situation on the fiscal cliff in just a moment. and we do have even a visual this morning. >> not yet. >> going to wait for it? very high tech. >> so high tech. working on this prop all day. all morning. >> weeks of planning. >>> we also have a major development in the case of software mogul john mcafee he was actually arrested last night. and this morning, police are taking more action after he tried to seek asylum in guatemala. a strange story gets even stranger. again he is now under arrest. >> bizarre to the nth degree there. >> yeah. >>> also this morning -- weeding through all the details on washington state's new law. [ coughing ] taking effect this morning. get it? that legalizes recreational marijuana use. i need you to cough please. [ coughing ] where can you light up? where can you not? >> yeah. all details. we don't want to leave you high and dry on the story. all the details on that. coming up. whew, man, willis put it down. >>> and later this half hour, rihanna sings a new career tune. if you are a fan you may be soo
and walk down the side hill to get in here. it's really, really, it's very bad in here. >> what a mess. rob marciano has been tracking the storms that have been soaking northern california. is there more rain on the way? >> there is. not today, today we get a break, but in some areas rivers and small streams are on the rise and another pulse of energy pointing its way right at northern california. it will be the fourth pulse of heavy wind, rain and snow coming into this area over a five-day period. look at some of the damage out of oakland. a number of homes damaged because of flooding and rains there. roads damaged as well this is widespread, across the bay area, southern parts of oregon, just the infrastructure can't handle this moisture and underwashing some of these roadways. rescues, high water rescues yesterday and over the weekend. you can just imagine when some of these small streams come up and over the roadways, if you're driving through them people get stuck. the crews are brought in to try to get the job done and folks to safety. across napa valley, incredible flooding there. th
and their families. think about the potential liability as well. what if the homes get robbed? homes are robbed many times for the fire arms contained within. i know. >> greg: you have done it many times. >> kimberly: it happened to my husband's house in san francisco. they know you have weapons and they try to get them. >> greg: some people own guns because they're underthreat; therefore, you are publishing the address of somebody who might be under threat. >> eric: the only people upset with this are people who don't own youngs. i have a browning over/under, if you want to know what the business end of it looks like, come through the house. it won't matter if i'm the "new york post" or "new york daily news" or not. people who own guns, publish it. that is the point. this is a safety factor. this house protected by smith and wesen, you mean business. >> kimberly: i have a bumper sticker. >> greg: this reminded me in allentown where you once lived people would put alarm signs on their houses when they didn't have an alarm that used to tick me off because i pay for the alarm. >> andrea: i had a fake
of their own. rob cox will show us how they are working to honor the littlest angels. >> speaker boehner lays down the gauntlet. why am i worried it's not a lump of coal. >> a chilly reception on benghazi sending in an icy blast at the state department. is it more than hillary can handle? >> no holiday break for president obama, but words from a president past could offer a new path forward. the lbj connection. >> white house history is my favorite. all that and my spoken word on why another past president had reason for holiday cheer. grab some cocoa. you are in the cycle. >> if you thought the fiscal cliff was a joke, listen to this, john boehner just 45 minutes ago. >> republicans ton to work towards avoiding the fiscal cliff. the president's offer of $1.3 trillion in revenues and $850 billion in spending reductions fails to meet the tests that the president promised the american people a balanced approach. i hope that the president will get serious soon about providing and working with us on a balanced approach. tomorrow the house will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nea
favorite nfl teams. you know rob is watching all the games. we'll see how the season is shaping up. >> willis, how did the giants do yesterday? how did that game turn out? okay. i'm just curious. i don't hear anything today, willis. >> right, right. >> you're just so quiet. so unlike you today. looking angry. >> it's okay, willis, i'm with you. >> always next season, willis. >>> first, a major cleanup in northern california after a weekend blast of wet weather. dozens of flights were cap seld at bay area airports. >> and the area's famous vineyards under water. >> reporter: it's the christmas trip turned travel nightmare for drivers on the east and west coast. in northern california, with nor snow expected to blanket the sierra mountains, cars are having trouble just staying on the road. >> the roads were pretty bad. there's definitely going to be chain control for the next two days at least going into christmas. >> reporter: with warmer temperatures in the bay area, the pounding rain has been the big hazard. near san jose, this bad accident happened after one driver going too fast
and toasty and warm inside today. >> you are. >> let's get to meteorologist rob marciano, tracking it all, at the cnn weather center in atlanta. >> good morning, soledad. what happen yesterday, you will get a feel what's happening today. the totals won't be the same today. a foot and a half middleton, wisconsin. dubuque, iowa, a foot or more with blowing or drifting snow. and that caused some travel problems yesterday. 67-mile-an-hour wind gusts at the st. louis airport. right now, de-icing there because of the cold. other air traffic delays, ground traffic stops and laguardia, two-hour delays, and three-hour delays already at newark. those are just going to continue to pile up. bag storm, a lot of snow behind us. michigan, parts of indiana, blowing, drifting snow, wind gusts on the shores much lake michigan over 0 mil50 miles an . imagine the waves. all rain from trendon up through bridgeport. some heavy at times. sleet mixing in and snow across parts of the canadian border, winds across a large swath. wind gusting to 50 miles per hour, enough to do some damage. snow totals expected in t
more about it this morning the general manager here rob norton. thank you for joining us. exciting day for you. >> yeah, exciting another step. >> reporter: so what is this mean for the casino? will the restaurants -- everything be open 24 hours? >> we'll have food offering up to 24 hours, one of the restaurants will remain open all night. some of the others will remain on the same hours we expect about a 500 crowds that we currently kick out every night will now have a place to continue their entertainment experience. >> reporter: we were talking about this earlier but a lot of people don't know that you do have live entertainment here besides the casino obviously. >> yeah live is our name and live entertain system part of the brand. so -- entertainment is part of the brand. so every night we have live entertainment. to the big names that you'll find out there. we have an invitation only for joan jett coming up on the 30th and brian mcknight for valentine's day to throw out a couple of examples. >> reporter: let's talk about table games. a lot of people are curious about when they're
is no object, and we know rob can spend a little dough, we have some ideas sure to please. here's abc's dan harris. >> reporter: it's called simply enough, the christmas book. an annual catalog put out by the high end retailer neimann marcus. inside, you can find fantasy gif gifts, like a $50,000 personal blimp, even a flying car at the bargain price of $3.5 million. >> it's just fun to go through and say i would love to have this, i would love to have that. ♪ it's a hard knock life for us ♪ ♪ it's a hard knock like for us ♪ >> reporter: this year you can buy a walk-on role to the broadway hit "annie." or this -- a real-life jet pack. at a price of roughly $100,000, it will take you 30 feet in the hair at 30 miles an hour. this can guy do twists, turns, barrel rolls and dive bombs. when i tried it, i inched along at five feet above the water. there's a $100,000 hen house. this looks like the french poodle of hens. here the 1% of the poultry world can cluck around in a coup fitted with a living room, modeled on the palace of versailles. is something like this wasted on chickens? is t
for a month while they continue hassling? not a pretty picture at this point. >> joining us, rob mcguyver of the gemson quality growth fun, troy, rick santelli is with us in chicago, as well. troy, what do you think? how do you invest? do you even bother to try and invest right now into 2013 with all that's going on in washington? >> if there's anything you're in right now that is sfend dependent on a fiscal cliff solution, you should probably look elsewhere where that favorable solution is not necessary in order to generate returns going into 2013. >> yeah, but is there anything that isn't supposed to the fiscal cliff? doesn't the market sell off if we don't do a deal? do you think some stocks won't get affected? >> well, everything strategy in every asset class class is supposed to some extent. but our strategy would be that particularly those tied to appreciating values are much more resistant if you end up having a fiscal cliff and the probability increases. some things have far less down side to that situation. >> michael farr has made his way through d.c. traffic. are you guys
's memorial, the first responders got a standing ovation from a very grateful community. rob and ray are fire fighters with the newtown hook and ladder company and join me live. thank you for being with us. how you are you holding up. >> it is difficult every day. every day it is a little better, but it is a challenge, certainly a challenge. >> one of the things i know usual doing is handing out gifts to little kids, things from the red cross. it has to bring some comfort. >> definitely helps. overwhelming amount of stuffed animals and teddy bears have been streaming into the fire house and we're doing what we can to get it out to the children in town. >> you were born here, right. >> yes. >> tell people about this community. i have just been struck by how close knit it seems and probably now more than ever. >> the over pouring of support from people in the community and the unity and the emotion is just overwhelming. i can't say enough of the support we have been getting from even outside other communities and all around the country, the phones ringing off the hook for people that want to br
to bring her back on and give her a second chance. >> she was robbed! >>> she was robbed! >> absolutely. >> i rarely watch wheel of fortune. i was watching that night and i remember looking over to my mother going, can you believe that?! captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to our viewers in the west. a large winter storm moves toward the northeast after creating whiteout conditions in the south. >>> president obama leaves hawaii tonight for washington with less than a week until the fiscal cliff deadline. >>> and how much your smartphone is telling the world about you. >> first
was robbed. this happened in a pretty busy shopping time. brian flores is live to tell us where the woman was when she was targeted. >> reporter: good morning. we're live at the sun valley mall. at this hour, concord police are looking for an armed robbery suspect that tried to take items from a woman here in front of the macy's parking lot at the mall. still very limited details. from what we understand, the robbery happened at around 7:30 last night. it's being reported that the woman was just arriving here at the mall when the robber pointed something. it's still not clear whether it was a gun or not, but he pointed it on the back of her head and demanded that she give him all of her money. she didn't have cash. she gave him her driver's license and credit cards. the robber pushed her to the ground and ran off into what is described as an older model light-colored small car. the woman ran into the macy's and called police. still very limited details as we mentioned on the suspect air -- suspect's car and his description. we have calls in to them. shoppers are warned to be very vigilant
pictures, tonight on kron-4 news at 5- 30. >>pam: but first tonight, robbed outside a bay area mall while christmas shopping. that story and more -- after the break. >>pam: held up at gun point in the parking lot of a popular east bay shopping mall. it happened last night -- while the victims were out doing their christmas shopping. kron 4's haaziq shows us where the crime occurred r >>reporter: there is a heavy security presence here at the sun valley mall in concordthis is in response to a woman being the victim of an armed robbery wednesday night at around 7:15pm here in this parking lot near the macy's womens store >> "a woman was getting out of her car she was approached by a black male, unknown age, medium build, who pressed something against her, she believed it to be a gun she gave him credit cards and he took off in a light colored vehicle" >>reporter: concord police are hoping the sun valley mall's security system will provide more details regarding the suspect >> "that includes reviewing surveillance footage from the sun valley mall security" >>reporter: in light on the inciden
will impact their money. rob smalley and drew and american wealth management. good to see you, guys. rob, with you, 30 seconds on the clock. what moves money tomorrow? >> tomorrow, i will be looking at earnings from federal express, bed bath&beyond and permits on the consumer certificate and the economy as a whole. 2012 was a great year for corporate debt. yields and sprends are tight and a strengthening in this economy could lead to investors reallocating out of equity, out of corporate debt into equity, a major risk for the corporate bond market in 2013. >> we'll be watching that. drew, 30 seconds on the clock. what do you want to watch tomorrow? >> we will watch what congress is doing, we will watch what congress is doing and watch what congress is doing. after that, we remain diversified. you don't have a deal until a deal is done and the gains could get wiped out. you don't know. stay well diversified. if this debt ceiling isn't taken care of this year, it will overhang into next year. hang on to your gold and stay well diversified even into hedge equity. >> it's all about the fisca
and their families. think about the potential liability as well. what if they get robbed? homes are armed many times for the firearms contained there in. it happened to my brother's house in san francisco. that's something that happens and they know you have certain kind of weapons, they might come in and try to hit you. >> some people own guns because they are under threat and therefore you are actually publishing the address of somebody who might be under threat. >> the only people upset with this are the people who don't own gun. i have a gun, if you want to find out what the business end of that looks like, come through my house. it won't matter if i'm in the paper or not. the paper, in fact, that's the point. letting people know you own a gun is a safety factor. putting it on the door this house protected by smith & wesson, the bad guys are going to go somewhere else. >> you know what it is, it reminded me when i was living in allentown, where you once hitched, people would put alarm signs on their houses when they really didn't have the alarm which ticked me off because i paid for my alarm. >>
'm muhammad lila in for rob nelson. coming up, we'll show you the storm damage and get the latest from accuweather. >>> then we'll take you to connecticut, where visitors are paying respects to the schoolchildren there and trying to help families struggle with so much grief. >>> also this morning, new inside information about the arsonist and gunman in western new york and his evil plot to kill firefighters. what police discovered, he left behind a note that is just chilling. >>> later this half hour, avoiding costly problems with the brand new electronics you just unwrapped. our technology editor is here with how to get the best use out of all that gear. >> knowing me, when i open one of those, i'm the first to scratch it, drop it, break it. >>> first, we want to get to some of this news. major damage after strong storms swept through the gulf states. at least three people have died, dozens more are injured from texas to georgia. >> and the news could be getting worse. that storm is moving east with strong winds and snow. winter watches and warnings are posted in 21 states, from texas
, and happy friday. i'm brandi hitt in for paula faris. >> and i'm muhammad lila in for rob nelson. brandi, we made it through the week. still got a half hour left, but we made it and it's been great. >> and then you head back to d.c. today. >> and you're going to l.a. >> so we'll be leaving you. >> it's been a wild ride. >> it's been a lot of fun. >> absolutely. now let's just make it through this half hour. coming up, we're going to hear from the vocal players in washington awaiting today's fiscal cliff negotiations. that is our top story. then we'll remember stormin' norman schwartzcopf, one of the nation's best known warriors. while leading troops to battle, he's lost his battle with pneumonia. >>> blown away by an oncoming tornado. take a look. it was recorded outside an alabama store. and it shows, oh, my gosh, the powerful winds as inspectors assess the damage from the christmas storms. we'll have more of that coming up for you later. >>> and later this half hour, 'tis the season to see the holiday blockbuster films. we're going to reveal some money making secrets of movie theaters. you
'm brandi hitt in for paula faris. >> and i'm muhammad lila in for rob nelson. happy thursday morning. or as i'm learning, day four in our terminology here at "world news now." >> yes. i'm so glad you came back. we were so worried. sometimes this shift scares people away. >> i've heard, and i think it's true, the viewers of this show are the coolest television viewers around. even though we get some different faces, there's one constant here, we've got willis backing us up. willis in the house, ladies and gentlemen. >> you can hear him behind us every time. thank you for joining us and staying up. maybe you can't sleep, but we appreciate you here with us. thank you, willis. >> any time. >>> coming up, we'll hear from a bush family spokesperson as the 41st president struggles to get better. then our other top story, the winter storm that is crippling a huge section of the country, setting its sights on the northeast this morning with a vengeance. >> and no one is being spared by this storm. >>> also this morning, survivor's guilt in webster, new york. we're hearing from first responder
forearmed robbery suspects this, is a live picture now. >> police say at least fist people robbed a jewelry store, then took police on a chase that ended up on the southeast portion of the cal state camp yuchls a high school is on alert tonight. one robbery suspect has been detained. the s.w.a.t. team still looking for four more people. we'll keep you updated on this live, breaking news. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> we're also following breaking news from sacramento tonight. governor brown says he's fighting cancer. it's a fairly common form among men his age, prostate cancer. abc 7 news nannette miranda is live in sacramento tonight with the latest on the governor's treatment plan. >> well, california's 74-year-old governor is n in excellent health. many experts agree he'll get through this scare just fine. the office describes this diagnosis as localized prostate cancer meaning the tomb jor still contained
>>> good morning. i'm muhammad lila, in for rob nelson. >> i'm brandi hitt in for paula faris. she's on assignment. we begin this morning with a deadly and deceptive storm system that is leaving communities covered in snow. the storm is being blamed for six deaths. thousands are without power. and travelers are stranded. a deadly winter storm has dropped massive amounts of snow from arkansas up through the midwest, to illinois and indiana. the powerful system is now a nor'easter, with strong winds and even more snow. >> we tried to get out of the parking spot. we're spinning in circles. >> reporter: the storms also spawned rare december tornadoes along the gulf coast. mobile, alabama, was hard-hit, leaving many without power. >> the power went out. we could hear it coming. we ran and jumped in the bathtub. >> reporter: the storms are also having a devastating affect on post holiday travel. people trying to find their way home are finding canceled flights or treacherous driving conditions. >> we're trying to get home. or plan "b," we spend more time with the grandkids here. >> repor
with you, if you're not able to sleep right now. >> and i'm muhammad lila in for rob nelson. i am so happy to be here. happy to be inside and away from all this weather we're seeing. in so much of the country. hoping everyone has a very safe morning. if you're on the roads, be very safe. >>> more than 1600 flights have already been canceled by the big winter hit. we'll check in with accuweather in a moment. >>> but also ahead, we're going to take you up in arms. the gun owners who are furious after a newspaper published their names and addresses and how public records are sparking a public outrage. >>> also, talk about what a year in politics. where do we even start? we're going to look back at the biggest campaign moments of the hardest fought fight of 2012. hopefully we can shrink that down into just a couple of minutes, because there's so much. >>> and later. a very good news story. you're going to want to stick around for this. lost and found. an owner is reunited with a cat that had been missing for seven years. the unlikely journey with a very happy ending. >> we'll tell you how it h
and i'm liking it. i'm muhammad lila in for rob nelson. >> and i'm brandi hitt in for paula faris. she's on assignment. this is our last day on the desk together, my friend. >> it's been great. >> it has been great. but you still haven't got much sleep. >> i'm on like three hours sleep. but our viewers out there, they call themselves insomniacs. so i wanted to join them. >> okay. you wanted to feel the same emotions that you're experiencing right now. >> it's all about the love, it's all about the love. >> yeah, right. >> we appreciate you joining us today, being up this early with us. coming up in this half hour, we'll take a look back at the life of general norman schwarzkopf and his long list of awards and honors. >>> also this half hour, it is down to the wire in washington, d.c. yes, the fiscal cliff now just four days away. can a last-ditch meeting today really, really lead to a deal? really? >> i hope so, because i'm heading to washington tomorrow. but we're going to bring you another story. you're going to want to see this. a daycare burglary that turns into child's play. oh, m
. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm muhammad lila. >> and i'm brandi hitt. paula and rob are off this morning. travel could be a challenge across much of the country. tornadoes, rain, snow, even a blizzard are all a threat. >> they are picking up the piece of a series of storms turned deadly. wendy gillette is joining us with more now. wendy? >> reporter: muhammad and brandi, we may dream of a white christmas. and many of us got one. but these storms also delivered a deadly punch, all across the country. >> oh, jesus. look at that tornado. >> reporter: this is just 1 of more than 30 reported tornadoes that touched down on christmas day, leaving behind heavy damage. >> still on the ground for over a minute. >> reporter: this one roared through mobile, alabama, tearing down parts of trinity episcopal church and downtown businesses. another twister hit pearl river county in mississippi. blowing insulation into trees and peeling back walls of homes. there were some injuries reported there. but no deaths. >> judging from some of the damage we witnessed today, it's a miracle that no one was hurt an
car. what we didn't know then was someone was inside. rob nelson shows us by some miracle that driver survived. >> reporter: look closely, this tiny speck is a massive ford pickup truck while you can't see him, jerry is inside on the ride of his life. >> i'm thinking, i'm dead. i just see all this. but i'm really dead. >> reporter: he was making deliveries when a tornado came through before sending his truck airborne. it swung him into the air, smashing his truck on to another one parked nearby. >> i don't know where i was. i could feel that i was rolling and rocking. this driver was driving in the opposite direction. she raced to his rescue. >> i immediately jumped out of the truck. are you okay? >> reporter: there's an even more amazing twist that good samaritan is his daughter. >> i heard my daughter's voice. my baby girl. when i looked up, here she come walking. >> how did you get here? how did i know? >> i saw the whole thing happening. >> reporter: this morning, his delivery truck is totalled but he's on the mend. for "good morning america," rob nelson, abc news, new york. >> ho
at robbed and plymouth the air. because of that they have had to substitute one bus run for the train. jackie sissel says they may be picking that up sometime soon. >> let's go live to jackie on the scene live this morning. >> i can tell you that fire officials remain out here and the hose is lying across broad street. they may be opening the tracks and the next 15 to 20 minutes. there's several people that were displaced by this early morning fire. they got a call about 53283 story, multiple unit apartment complex. it second story apartment was on fire. league to alarm fire forced 38 people about into the cold. the unit that sustained the most damage will be long-term damage at four the neighbors. initially we were told there is a firefighter at that severed some smoke inhalation. i talked to the captain and said he had no information for that. >> it looks like there's a fire station right next to the building. is that an old fire station? >> that was the first question i asked. it is an old firehouse but it is no longer in service. it has been vacant for several years apparently. >>
, well, some conditions are causing christmas chaos. here's abc's rob nelson. >> reporter: no dreaming necessary this year. it is going to be a white christmas for large portions of the u.s., from new england to california's sierra mountains. >> this is as white as we want it to be. >> reporter: but for many, it's turned their simple over the river and through the woods holiday trip, into a chaotic travel nightmare. >> we are hoping we don't sit on the runway. >> reporter: it's no picnic for the little travelers, either. >> want to get there. we're going to be late. come on. >> reporter: a storm is forecast to hit oklahoma this morning. the midwest will see themselves socked with snow by wednesday, which may end up inconveniencing tens of millions of travelers on the day after christmas, one of the heaviest travel days of the whole year. >> most people traveling for the holidays in six years. >> reporter: northern california's snowfall, more than six feet in the sierra mountains, caused the grounding of hundreds of flights in the san francisco area. >> found out my flight had been canc
that shale so we can slump up all that delicious gas and oil. i'll let rob jackson describe the next step. he's a professor of environment studies at duke university. >> that step is to inject millions of gallons of water and chemicals at very high pressures. >> reporter: natural gas is trapped in billions of tiny pours. we fracture the rock to release it. hence, the word fracking. now actually we've been fracking rocks for oil for over 60 years. but in the last decade, we've totally transformed the process by adding in that horizontal business, all those chemicals, and the incredible pressure of the water. building a fracking well means a few months of noisy trucks and dust. after that, the finished well quietly pumps out gas for 30 to 50 years. >> they give you a, you know, a certain amount of money. just sign with them for a certain period of time. >> reporter: fracking can turn struggling farmers into millionaires. bob and tina mcshane signed away the rights to the shale under farm, but the money isn't flowing yet. they live in new york state which so far hasn't permitted fracking. >> hi,
for a man who robbed a bank which happened yesterday afternoon at capital one bank in the 1,000 bank of largo city drive in upper marlboro. they say the man walked into the bank, handed the teller a note and demanded money. >>> history in the commonwealth, virginia democratic party now hooz an african-american running the party for the first time ever. the party's ruling central committee elected sharnell herring, who replaces brian moran who is not seeking another term. >>> today the white house will join in celebrating the jewish holiday of hanukkah. the national menorah lighting ceremony is later this afternoon on the ellipse, the u.s. air force band will make an appearance and today's event is free but you do need tickets. in order to get those, you can head to our website, nbcwashington.com and search national menorah. >>> today is the recording of the natural christmas in washington show, featuring psy as well as controversy stemming from a 2004 video of him criticizing the iraq war. derrick ward has more on that video as well as the on poll i go. >> reporter: the gangnam style
agencies. we are robbing ourselves of talent in the national security infrastructure. most importantly, it is a tragedy people will not be prepared for good jobs. it is a tragedy people cannot serve it into the armed forces or the foreign service for the intelligence agencies. but the united states is held together by a great national creed. not by ethnicity, not by blood, not by religion. our national creed is an aspirational narratives that it does not matter where you came from, it matters where you are going. you can do great things. the only way that is true is if you have access to a high quality education. if it ever becomes the case as it is increasingly now, i can look a year is a code and tell whether you are going to get a good education, then the social fabric of this country has no chance to hold together. we will be put one against the other, those of our people and those who are not. kosor employable and those who are not. i can assure you that the sense that you might not be able to control your circumstances at birth but you can control your response to your circumstan
. a long-time friend of ours. >> well deserved. >> coming up next vail resorts ceo rob katz. [ male announcer ] you build a reputation by not breaking down. consider the silverado 1500 -- still the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road. and now we've also been recognized for lowest total cost of ownership -- based on important things, like depreciation, fuel, and maintenance costs. get 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000. from outstanding value to standing the test of time, chevy runs deep. winter storm draco moving across. rob, it is prime season. what are your expectations as it gets started? >> well, really terrific. we've gotten over two feet of snow at all of our colorado resorts dumping snow in tahoe for the last couple weeks so the climate really here has changed. we've seen a big shift from a tougher early season and a really strong experience, incredible conditions right now for christmas. >> and i understand you're also going to be opening a new gondola. has that begun and did you have to te
in to burglarize your home or rob you. >> i agree with you totally. if you read the article that accompanied the publication of the list, that don't make it clear. it was based on a lot of emotions. there was a shooting in one of the neighbors this paper covers. someone was shot. they didn't name the victim or the person commenting on it it. but they quoted somebody saying i don't want to live next to a gun owner. the real question is beyond the response from the one person, what is it going to do? are these people going to move because they found out their neighbor had a gun. and where in the country would you be living that you wouldn't be living among gun owners. and what does it do to people that live in the community that don't own gun. it advertises the tact they can't defend themselves or at least defendant themselves in that way. the list that they published did not include so-called long guns so it's possible somebody not on this list does in fact own a gun. but some people are arguing you are telling potential robbers and burglarlers who to hit. >> if you are a criminal, and you ar
who has guns that they could steal, who doesn't, who they can rob, that is what larry pratt of the gun owner's association is concerned about here. you know, we have to monitor this closely to see if there's a crime wave in that area that takes place as a result of this. >> the information is public. they can get it anyway. seems like wow, it's made easy. >> easier and faster. >> yes, as i say, so many issues in this. freedom of the press and gun ownership and all of that. thank you so much. i appreciate it. if you are a fan of the group queen or maybe you like to watch bizarre video, stick around. sie? who do you think i am, quicken loans? at quicken loans, we'll provide you with myql mobile. this amazingly useful app allows you to take pictures of your mortgage documents using an iphone or android smart phone... so you can easily send them to us. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ooh, la-la! omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you ca
. officers say the two people robbed the bonfair market on 10th street around 1:00 in the morning. police caught up to them and started a chase that came to a crashing halt when the car went into a wall on west trigalis road and burst into flames. police are still trying to figure out who the second suspect is and where he went. >>> a suspect is hospitalized after another police chase ended with a crash in vacaville this morning. there is no word yet on why the chp was chasing the driver or where the pursuit began. we do not suspect car crashed -- we do know the suspect car crashed east of interstate 80. details of the suspect's conditions are not released. >>> a hit-and-run crash in san francisco last night has left a woman with serious injuries at about 9:00 on christmas tree point in the twin peaks area. police say that there were four people walking on the road, three fell about 30 feet down a hillside. paramedics used back boards and ropes to carry out a rescue. police found a car then with fender damage a short distance away and detained the driver. there will be four people inside
. >> rob marciano is tracking the storms from the cnn weather center in atlanta. how is it looking in the near future, rob? >> well, a bit of a break today, soledad. more rain coming tomorrow. you saw the folks dealing with the rain about fall, cars driving through it. the rivers rushing. but we have infrastructure damage, as well. some video out of oakland in and around this area, lafayette there, this home damage, a number of them, you get near the hillside, that brings down debris and boulders and mud, and that does damage not only to homes but on the other side of roadways, we've got damage from a number of primary and secondary roads in and around this bay area. a tremendous amount of rainfall that has just undermined those structures. so you've got issues with that, as well. of course people driving through these flooded streets. you've got a need for rescues. the fire departments and their swift water rescue teams were out in full force over the weekend rescuing people. this is in cuss cadder ra and a number of other people had to be rescued. napa valley tremendous rainfall
morning. they are rob mana and ray corbo. they served their community now for more than 20 years each. but the day they got that call, they say it was like nothing they had ever seen before. how long have you all been volunteering as firefighters? >> about 21 years. >> a little over 25. >> and where were you friday? >> i was working probably about 2,000 feet from the school, on a stone wall in business district in the center of sandy hook. so my response time was very quick. i was there very soon. >> so you were there. >> mm-hmm. >> did you have any idea what you were walking into? >> no. >> not at all. matter of fact, we were just talking about that. we had a fire call a few minutes ago and we were talking about that on the way back. and you get the initial dispatch and you really don't know what you're coming into, but for the most part you're ready for it. and this time that's not the case. >> you're never ready for this. >> never. i don't think anybody -- anybody anywhere, if they tell you they were ready for something like this, they're not being honest with you. >> i don't want
joined by a couple key players, including tim geithner and rob neighbors, the white house's liaison to capitol hill. he's the go-to guy who's been shuttling the paper back and forth throughout this. boehner was also joined by an aide that boehner sources have not named. i don't want to read too much into this larry. but you can get a sense from the amount of people in the room that they're getting into at least some level of detail here. if it was just the two principals, you'd expect a more general conversation. with that number of people in the room, maybe some more details getting hashed out. both sides describing the meeting as a frank one. saying as they have been throughout this that the lines of communication are open, but no major announcement here after the meeting. no news here so far on what was actually traded in terms of offers and counteroffers here in this meeting tonight. >> i think any meeting is a good meeting. at least the lines of communication are open. treasury man geithner, he was the most hawkish on raising the top marginal tax rates, something that john boeh
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